Dear Parent/Carer,

We  are living through truly historic times. The History department would  like to suggest that you and your family keep a daily record of what is happening. Perhaps as a 5 minute video or  possibly as a written record. Record the day to day things which are  happening in your home. How are you coping with the ‘lockdown’, how are  you and your family keeping yourselves amused, entertained, educated. How is your daughter coping with home schooling?

This day by day account will be invaluable for your future relatives. In 5,10,20,50 years’ time,your relatives will be asking you what it was like to live through the  2020 Coronavirus lockdown and this is a great way to ‘remember’. A daily  5 minute recording should also help with mental well-being as you and  your family speak through some of the difficulties and remember the lighter side of this.

We are NOT setting this as homework and we do not want it brought into school and shared. This is for you and your loved ones, and we hope (if you hadn’t already thought of doing it) it could give  you a daily event to coalesce around, bring you together to think about and share what is on your mind and how the day has been.

After all, if Samuel Pepys hadn’t kept a diary we wouldn’t know that during the 1666 Great Fire of London he buried his best Parmesan cheese in the garden!


The History Department